Cinema at the Halls


 

Family Cinema at the Halls - Paddington

Sun 21 Jan
The Stanley Hall

10:30am

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed “Paddington” for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry (Hugh Bonneville) and Mary Brown (Sally Hawkins). Although Paddington’s amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) has designs on the rare bear and his hide.

Certificate: PG

Running time: 95 minutes

Tickets £3

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Cinema at the Halls: This Is England

Tue 23 Jan
The Stanley Hall

8pm

 This Is England, is the story of a summertime school holiday, those long weeks between terms where life changing events can take place. It’s 1983 and school is out. 12-year-old Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) is an isolated lad growing up in a grim coastal town, whose father has died fighting in the Falklands war. Over the course of the summer holiday he finds fresh male role models when those in the local skinhead scene take him in. With his new friends Shaun discovers a world of parties, first love and the joys of Dr Martin boots. Here he also meets Combo (Stephen Graham), an older, racist skinhead who has recently got out of prison. As Combo’s gang harass the local ethnic minorities, the course is set for a rite of passage that will hurl Shaun from innocence to experience..

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 101mins

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Cinema at The Halls - The Big Sick

Tue 6 Feb
The Stanley Hall

8pm

 

 

Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

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OSCARS WEEK Family Cinema at the Halls - Shrek

Tue 13 Feb
The Stanley Hall

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Determined to save their home — not to mention his — Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) to be Farquaad’s bride. Rescuing the Princess may be small compared to her deep, dark secret.

Screening as part of our Oscars Week – Shrek was the first film to win the Best Animated Feature in 2001.

Certificate: U

Running time: 87 minutes

Tickets: £3

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Family Cinema at the Halls - The BFG (FREE ADMISSION)

Sun 18 Feb
The Stanley Hall

 

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After travelling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

This is a free event, tickets need to be booked in advance.

Certificate: PG

Running time: 117 minutes

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Cinema at The Halls - Withnail and I

Tue 20 Feb
The Stanley Hall

 

Two out-of-work actors — the anxious, luckless Marwood (Paul McGann) and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail (Richard E. Grant) — spend their days d

 

rifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday “by mistake” at the country house of Withnail’s flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty (Richard Griffiths), they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 1 hour 48 mins

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Cinema at The Halls - In Between

Tue 6 Mar
The Stanley Hall

 

Three Arab-Israeli women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 1 hour 43 mins

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Family Cinema at the Halls - Stuart Little

Sun 18 Mar
The Stanley Hall

 

When the Littles go to an orphanage to adopt a new family member, a charming young mouse named Stuart is chosen. While George is initially unwelcoming to his new brother, the family cat, Snowbell, is even less enthusiastic about having a mouse as his “master” and plots to get rid of him. Against these difficulties, Stuart resolves to face them with as much pluck, love and courage as he can muster. In doing so, he shows his beloved new family that great things can truly come in small packages.

Certificate: U

Running time: 81 minutes

Tickets: £3

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Cinema at The Halls - Nil by Mouth

Tue 20 Mar
The Stanley Hall

In a working-class London neighborhood, a highly dysfunctional family struggles to survive. The widowed Janet (Laila Morse), a former factory worker, has welcomed relatives into her home. In addition to her elderly mother, Kath (Edna Doré), and her son, Billy (Charlie Creed-Miles), Janet lives with her daughter, Valerie (Kathy Burke), and Valerie’s abusive, alcoholic husband, Ray (Ray Winstone). Together they attempt to work out their differences, but drugs, booze and violence get in the way.

Certificate: 18

Running Time: 2 hours 8 mins

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Cinema at The Halls - Logan

Tue 3 Apr
The Stanley Hall

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 2 hours 17 mins

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Family Cinema at the Halls - Pete's Dragon (PG)

Sun 15 Apr
The Stanley Hall

 

Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.

Certificate: PG

Running time: 103 minutes

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Cinema at The Halls - Kingsman: The Secret Service

Tue 17 Apr
The Stanley Hall

Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a spy organization, lives in a South London housing estate and seems headed for a life behind bars. However, dapper agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) recognizes potential in the youth and recruits him to be a trainee in the secret service. Meanwhile, villainous Richmond Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) launches a diabolical plan to solve the problem of climate change via a worldwide killing spree.

Certificate: 15
Running Time: 2 hours 9 mins

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Family Cinema at the Halls - The Incredibles

Sun 20 May
The Stanley Hall

 

In this lauded Pixar animated film, married superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government. While Mr. Incredible loves his wife and kids, he longs to return to a life of adventure, and he gets a chance when summoned to an island to battle an out-of-control robot. Soon, Mr. Incredible is in trouble, and it’s up to his family to save him.

 

Certificate: U

Running time: 120 minutes

Tickets £3

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Family Cinema at the Halls - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Sun 17 Jun
The Stanley Hall

While truant from school, young siblings Jeremy and Jemima meet the beautiful Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), who falls for their widowed father, Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke), and his various oddball inventions, including the family’s noisy rebuilt car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. One day at the beach, Caractacus tells Truly and the children a fanciful fable about the villainous Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) and his evil designs on the Potts family car.

Certificate: U

Running time: 146 minute

Tickets £3

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